Justice dept.: Whitaker acting attorney general appointment entirely legal

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In a 20 page legal written opinion that was released by the justice department, the head of the office of legal counsel says that Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general was entirely legal and consistent with past practice. NBC News’ Pete Williams reports.

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